I'll talk about food for a minute first today cause crossfit has been al I've been rambling about lately... that's coming too though, those topics are closely related really. Crossfit makes me hungry. Like, really hungry. Or at least I hope thats a justifiable reason for the feelings of wanting to eat more than I used to? Monday I made a batch of 4 egg white, breakfast sausage (homemade w/turkey) & sweet potato "muffins" and took them to work figuring I would have 2 Monday and keep 2 in the fridge for Tuesday. Wrong. Ate all 4. The logic I presented myself with was, there are much worse ways I could cope with my ravenous-ness... Don't get me wrong it's not crap I'm eating, although I know ground meats are not the healthiest option, but I've been devouring through batches of meatloaf muffins at a crazy rate as well. I wish I had an even stronger understanding of food as fuel... When I get wicked hungry, I try to reach for a protein and a fat if I don't have a carb handy to complete the "package". A hard boiled egg and some avocado works, or some chicken, broccoli and avocado is good too.
Let's play a game - Things you will ALWAYS find in my fridge or cupboards:
- egg whites
- spinach & kale
- baked sweet potatoes (I use those suckers for MANY things)
- almond butter
- blue berries
- greek yogurt is pretty constant too, but I don't know if that's just an old habit I can't let go of, cause I rarely eat any dairy anymore...
- vegetable broth
- tomato paste
- diced tomatoes (canned, no salt added)
- Classico tomato basil sauce (contains no corn starch or sugar)
*those last 4 I stock pile when they go on sale! paleOMG.com's chili recipe is an all time fav. of mine that is repeated often.
I'm getting bored of my staples though. Time to get creative...
Ok, I can' contain my excitement any longer :) Yesterday's WOD was awesome!! I redeemed myself after my bare-bar overhead squat experience Monday as well! Our warm up was 500m row, 15 toes-to-bar
(I'm not quite there yet - did knees to elbows instead) & 50 candlestick crunches. Google that sh*t! It was hard but I was pretty excited I could keep up with the big kids :D
Then came the WOD: 20 minutes AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
- 400m run
- 15 dead lifts (85lbs)
I KILLED it :D completed 7 rounds and felt awesome from start to finish. Was happy to have plates on my bar again too :p Felt like a grown up. haha
Cooled down with 1000m row, then went home happy, sweaty and hungry as a hippo.